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06 Sep 2019


Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

05 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Cracks out in open, Scindia has message for Kamal Nath

Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh after a long wait of 15 years. The government, run by Kamal Nath, isn't even a year old, but its problems are rising with every passing day.

04 Sep 2019


Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide

Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, has become the talking point on social media, but for all the wrong reasons.

Shah tells J&K delegation restrictions will be eased in 25-days

It's been a month since Jammu and Kashmir was put under unprecedented security cover, forcing locals to stay indoors and being disconnected from the rest of the world.

04 Sep 2019


DK Shivakumar arrested: Congress cries foul, Yediyurappa "isn't happy"

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday night arrested DK Shivakumar, Congress' strongman in Karnataka, in connection to a money laundering case. The agency moved for his arrest after grilling him several times in the last couple of days.

03 Sep 2019


Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi's son arrested from residence

In a major blow to former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and founder of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi, his son Amit was on Tuesday arrested from his Bilaspur residence.

03 Sep 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

No dead bodies doesn't mean everything's normal, says Srinagar Mayor

Just because there aren't dead bodies lying around on the streets of Kashmir, it doesn't mean everything is normal, feels Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu, who was given the status of Minister of State (along with his Jammu counterpart), after Centre revoked Article 370 last month.

01 Sep 2019


New Governors in five states; TN BJP-chief named Telangana Governor

In a major reshuffle, the Center on Sunday announced the appointment of new Governors for five states, including Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh.

01 Sep 2019

Farooq Abdullah

Detained former J&K CMs Omar, Mehbooba allowed to meet families

Nearly a month after being placed under house arrest, former Jammu & Kashmir chief ministers, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehooba Mufti, have been reportedly allowed to meet their families.

31 Aug 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP leader Manoj Tiwari says NRC is "needed" in Delhi

On the day when Assam's final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released, Bharatiya Janata Party's Manoj Tiwari made a controversial remark.

31 Aug 2019


Rahul Gandhi summoned by court for calling PM Modi "Commander-in-thief"

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who leveled corruption allegations on BJP over the Rafale deal, has found himself in the middle of yet another legal soup.

ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it

For those who don't know, DK Shivakumar has established himself as the go-to person whenever Congress runs into trouble in Karnataka.

In-laws in Kashmir, no contact in 22 days: Urmila Matondkar

The annulment of Article 370, which effectively withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two UTs, has led to a political slugfest.

29 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an outreach program, titled Didi Ke Bolo, with much pomp and show.

29 Aug 2019


Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

Congress has finally woken up from its slumber, or so it seems. The party, which was decimated in the Lok Sabha polls, has launched a hunt for its social media head.

29 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Not just Rahul, Pakistan's UN letter quotes BJP's Khattar too

On Wednesday, BJP shredded into Congress' Rahul Gandhi, after reports suggested that the latter's take on Kashmir issue was used by Pakistan in its letter to United Nations.

28 Aug 2019

West Bengal

BJP Bengal chief booked for 'beat cops, TMC members' statement

A suo motu case has been registered against Dilip Ghosh, who heads the West Bengal wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for his controversial statement in which he exhorted his party's cadre to thrash Trinamool members and the state police.

28 Aug 2019

Lord Shiva

HRD Minister says Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers

You are the country's HRD minister. You are invited to speak at IIT Kharagpur, one of the oldest technical institutes. And what do you do? You dig into mythology to "inspire" students.

28 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".

27 Aug 2019


In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

For three weeks after he took the oath as Chief Minister on July 26, Karnataka's BS Yediyurappa ran his cabinet alone. After the cabinet was expanded, it took almost another week for him to announce portfolios.

26 Aug 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday held the Opposition responsible for the deaths of BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Babulal Gaur, and Sushma Swaraj.

26 Aug 2019

Samajwadi Party

After Samajwadi Party stint, Sanjay Dutt may join BJP ally

Almost a decade ago, actor Sanjay Dutt took a plunge in politics by joining Samajwadi Party (SP). After this career choice didn't take off, Dutt is planning to give politics a try again, this time by joining a BJP ally.

26 Aug 2019


Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

BSP supremo Mayawati lashed out at leaders of Congress and other parties who tried to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, to understand the aftermath of revoking Article 370.

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

One of the tallest leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last on Saturday, was cremated with complete state honors at New Delhi's Nigam Bodh Ghat a short while ago.

25 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Srinagar: Before being sent back, Rahul negotiated with airport officials

With a motive to assess the situation in the Valley, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed in Srinagar on Saturday, along with several other Opposition leaders.

Government approaches Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti; requests cooperation

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, have been cut off from the rest of the world since August 4, a day before BJP-led Centre made its massive Kashmir move.

#RIPArunJaitley: BJP veteran's last rites at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday

Former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday, will be cremated on Sunday afternoon at the Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi.

24 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

Two weeks after he was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital following complaints of breathlessness, former Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Arun Jaitley died on Saturday at the age of 66.

24 Aug 2019


Srinagar: Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders sent back to Delhi

A delegation of opposition party leaders led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had arrived in Jammu & Kashmir's Srinagar on Saturday to meet the people amid tensions over the abrogation of Article 370.

24 Aug 2019


Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday along with 11 other leaders from various opposition parties.

22 Aug 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Beyond Chidambaram, these 7 politicians are also on CBI's radar

P Chidambaram's arrest by CBI on Wednesday is being viewed differently by various sections. While Congress sees it as a breach of privacy and government's revenge, BJP feels he is being brought to justice for "ill deeds".

22 Aug 2019


Chidambaram arrested: CBI, ED are revenge seeking departments, says Congress

The dramatic arrest of P Chidambaram from his residence on Wednesday night forced Congress to reach out to the other Opposition parties.

#INXMediaCase: SC to hear Chidambaram's pre-arrest bail plea on Friday

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram, has once again failed to get immediate relief from the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

21 Aug 2019

Delhi High Court

The big question: Where is P Chidambaram?

P Chidambaram, the former Union Finance Minister, has been absconding since the Delhi High Court rejected his plea for anticipatory bail on Tuesday.

#INXMediaCase: SC rejects Chidambaram's urgent anticipatory-bail plea after HC setback

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's plea for an urgent hearing on his anticipatory bail plea seeking protection from arrest in the corruption and money laundering cases relating to the INX Media scandal.

20 Aug 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

20 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday saying he no longer respects the views of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of BJP.

20 Aug 2019


Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

Almost a month after he was sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa expanded his Cabinet on Tuesday, with 17 MLAs taking the oath.

19 Aug 2019


Congress has lost its way: Hooda supports BJP's Kashmir move

In a major blow to Congress, one of its stalwarts on Sunday openly supported the Centre's decision to annul Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.